Taita Falcon

Its courting and mating period is similar to that of the Peregrine Falcon. The same applies to its vocal as well as territorial preference.

The Taita Falcon is classified as Near Threatened (NT), is close to qualifying for or is likely to qualify for a threatened category in the near future.

exclusive Taita Falcon Lodge provides a unique location and offers its guests the height of luxury, amidst beautiful surroundings. Undoubtedly offering Livingstone's highest, quality accommodation, Taita Falcon Lodge is situated in a natural bush environment, affording both privacy and comfort. The gardens around the lodge are a colourful blend of indigenous plants with an abundance of birdlife including Vereaux (Black) Eagles, Peregrine Falcons and the lodge’s namesake – the rare and beautiful Taita Falcon. More

Taita Falcon, photographed at the Strydom Tunnel breeding site. An adult is pictured here. Conservation status Near Threatened (IUCN 3. More

The Taita Falcon (Falco fasciinucha) was first identified in the Taita Hills of Kenya hence its name. It is one of the smallest Falcons in the Southern African Sub-region. Range It occurs throughout the eastern portion of subsaharan Africa but is mostly found in Kenya. There are a few nesting sites in Zimbabwe (Zambezi River) and Northeastern South Africa. It is also rather scarce and relatively endangered. More

Taita Falcon Lodge - Luxurious safari accommodation with views of the Batoka Gorge Situated 11 kilometers by road from the Victoria Falls, overlooking the mighty Zambezi River, Taita Falcon Lodge is stunningly perched on the very edge of the Batoka Gorge, offering superb views of the raging waters 200 metres below. For the real "African Experience", Taita Falcon Lodge is the place to stay. More

The Taita Falcon has a body length of 10 - 12 inches, an approximate wingspan of 1 1/2 - 2 feet, and weighs 7 1/2 - 11 ounces. Its courting/mating period is similar to that of the Peregrine Falcon. The same applies to its vocal as well as terretorial preference. More

Taita Falcon Lodge is situated above rapid 17 on the Zambezi River and overlooks the Batoka Gorge. The lodge hovers on the edge and creates a spectacular scope to take in the incredible view of the raging white waters of the Zambezi. Accommodation at Taita Falcon Lodge consists of: Accommodation at Taita Falcon Lodge is of superior quality. Soft furnishings compliment the handcrafted furniture by local craftsmen who use indigenous material. More

The Taita falcon for me is one of nature’s sparkling diamonds. I first came across the existence of this beautiful little falcon when I was about thirteen and I had just discovered the not long published book Falcons of the World by Prof Tom Cade. As any typical teenage kid interested in something, I poured over this book for long hours. It never left my side for days-weeks. More

Taita Falcon is an exclusive luxury safari lodge perched on the edge of the Batoka Gorge, overlooking the mighty Zambezi. The river can be viewed raging by (200m below) and the views are simply amazing. Getting to Taita Falcon can be quite easy or somewhat difficult More

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I had stayed at Taita Falcon Lodge in December 1999. When I learned that I would have to go through Victoria Falls to get to the eclipse, I was keen to get back and to see AnMarie and Faan, who own and run the Lodge. Taita Falcon Lodge is a small lodge about 10km from Livingstone on a rickety road that drives through the Songwe Village. This retreat is at the end of the deck overlooking the gorge down into the Zambezi River. More

The Taita Falcon is found in the following park(s): » Tsavo West National Park Blogs and Videos BUY A SAFARI CARDSafari Card SUPPORT CONSERVATIONSupport Conservation Bookmark and Share Facebook Vision 2030 RELATED LINKS * Conservation and Management Strategy for Grevy's Zebra (Equus grevyi) in Kenya 2007 - 2011 * Priority Ecosystems and Species * Strategy for Conservation and Management of Commercial Aloe More

of having doubled the known population of Taita Falcons in South Africa. Remarkably, more or less the same bunch of raptorphiles returned to the escarpment in mid-October 2008 to repeat this arduous process. While our previous experience of surveying the area had been quite punishing, the niggling doubts we had about cliffs that we hadn’t quite covered properly, and the new possibilities suggested by our finds in 2006, were sufficient to lure us back for more. More

have discovered a total of four pairs of breeding Taita Falcons in the Drakensberg escarpment, and believe that there may be more pairs lurking on the mountains' inaccessible cliff faces. Over the last month, a team of raptor specialists have been scrutinising the cliffs in search of the diminutive birds of prey, and team leader Andrew Jenkins called their mission “a qualified success”, saying that they did not find as many pairs as previously hoped for. More

For a real 'African Experience', Taita Falcon Lodge is the place to stay. The Lodge is stunningly perched on the very edge of the Batoka Gorge, offering superb views of the raging waters 200m below. Paths weave through native bush and gardens from the Lodge's central living area, viewing deck and pool to your secluded chalet. You will feel at home with your hosts and staff who will see all your needs are catered for. More

Batoka Gorge, Taita Falcon offers superb views of the raging Zambezi waters 200m below. Taita Falcon Lodge offers its guests the height of luxury set amidst the natural bush environment of the Batoka Gorge. A unique departure from the typical hotel style, the Lodge’s focus is on quality personal service, uncompromising comfort and providing guests with an unforgettable African experience. More

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Distribution of Taita falcon in southern Africa, based on statistical smoothing of the records from first SA Bird Atlas Project (© Animal Demography unit, University of Cape Town; smoothing by Birgit Erni and Francesca Little). Colours range from dark blue (most common) through to yellow (least common). See here for the latest distribution from the SABAP2. Movements and migrations Though to be highly sedentary, although it may move to more open areas in the non-breeding season. More

Taita Falcon Lodge - Zambia Accommodation = Taita Falcon Lodge Exterior Taita Falcon Lodge Exterior Perched on the edge of the Batoka Gorge, some 226 metres above rapid 17 of the Zambezi River, Taita Falcon Lodge offers its guests excellent accommodation amidst breath-taking surroundings. Situated in a natural bush environment, the lodge offers both privacy and comfort. The indigenous gardens at the lodge are home to an abundance of bird species. More

Taita Falcon Lodge chalet shower trail at lodge our anniversy at lodge lounge looking out of chalet * Map this hotel * Hotel amenities Batoka Gorge | P.O. Box 60012, Livingstone 10101, Zambia Owners/Managers: Add your web site address, e-mail, & phone number here Check Rates and Availability Check-in: dd/mm/yyyy Check-out: dd/mm/yyyy Adults: Check Rates * Expedia.co.uk * Hotels. More

The atmosphere at Taita Falcon Lodge is casual and informal and normal safari resort clothing is both practical and acceptable. During the summer months, cool clothing is essential, with long protective clothing for evenings. From May to September, it can be quite cold at night and in the early mornings, so warmer clothing is advised. Hats, sunscreen, mosquito repellent, walking shoes and appropriate clothing and shoes for activities such as white water rafting or abseiling should be brought along. Binoculars are also advised. More

Named after the rare and beautiful Taita Falcon, the lodge has undergone a complete renovation over the last three years. This has resulted in a new spacious chalet design, each with its own private garden and outdoor shower. More

* The Taita falcon (Falco fasciinucha) is a small raptor with a banded nape. It was first identified in Kenya and is similar to the Peregrine falcon but smaller in size. The two birds often compete for choice nest sites, which are usually on cliff faces. * It prefers well-wooded areas, mountains or river valleys. More

Taita Falcon Lodge is situated on the Zambian side of the Zambezi River, 11 km by road from the Victoria Falls, 20 km from Livingstone. The lodge is perched on the very edge of the Batoka Gorge above Rapids 16 and 17, offering a spectacular view of the raging waters 200 meters below. More

Order : Falconiformes
Family : Falconidae
Genus : Falco
Species : fasciinucha
Authority : Reichenow & Neumann, 1895